Mariposa Park

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Mariposa Recreation Area is a 151-acre outdoor recreation area located northeast of Newton.  A newly renovated 18-acre lake lies among the hills covered with pine trees. Fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking are the most popular attractions at the area. A Children's Nature Playscape is available for families to use. The playscape includes sand for digging, musical area , little free library and more. There is a primitive camping area and a ½ mile nature trail at Mariposa. This is an excellent park for a picnic, and there are many picnic tables and a covered shelter available. Mariposa Park is also home to the new modern campground "Bison Ridge Campground". This modern campground has 15 water and electric camp sites with a dump station, shower house and cottage for rental. The Coneflower Cottage at Mariposa is a beautiful new build cottage that sleeps 7 and overlooks Mariposa Lake.


Take highway T-12 north out of Newton and follow the signs to the park entrance.


Primitive Campground

Modern Campground

Shelter House

Pit Toilets’

Butterfly Garden

Hiking Trail

Handicap Parking and Accessible Fishing Dock

Lookout Tower

Fishing Line Recycling Bin

Nature Playscape

Kayak Rental Lockers


Operating Hours & Seasons

5:00am - 10:30pm


Campgrounds are closed from November 1st - April 1st